May 17, 2018

CSEA participates in the South-South Global Thinkers Meeting

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and UNDP, hosted a meeting on “Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals through South-South and Triangular Cooperation: Promoting conducive policy and legal environments in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States”. The specific objective of the meeting was to identify and formulate a research agenda for the South-South Global Thinkers, a Global Coalition of Think Tank Networks for South-South Cooperation. The event brought together over 80 participants from government, thinks tanks and private sector in which they were collectively able to identify challenges and good practices in policy and legal areas that can facilitate better South-South investment for sustainable development. Think Tank networks members through this event were able to identify and formulate a research agenda on South-South investment. The aim of such research is to inform better policy-making to promote investment within the region and beyond. The final research developed will be used to influence policy discussions on South-South and triangular cooperation including discussions in preparations for the upcoming Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South cooperation to be held in Buenos Aires in March 2019. CSEA Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Adedeji Adeniran participated in this meeting heold in Prague, Czech Republic from 15-16 May 2018.